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Leipsic in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Roby United Methodist Church

 
 
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By Don Morfe, October 14, 2019
1. Roby United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Roby United Methodist Church-First settled in the 18th century, the town of Leipsic quickly became a center for maritime commerce. In 1831, residents of this growing community established the Leipsic Methodist Episcopal Church. Increasing political tension over the Civil War led to a division in the membership, and on June 3, 1865 dissenting members formed a Methodist Protestant Church in Leipsic. The following December, trustees of the new congregation purchased property at his location "to erect a house for Religious worship in the town of Leipsic." Construction was soon completed and the building was formally dedicated on January 28, 1866. The church was named in honor of Dr. Washington Roby, the former President of the Maryland Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church. Although the original bell tower was destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954, the bell was saved and re-housed in a new steeple. Roby United Methodist Church continues to serve the spiritual needs of the community.
 
Erected 2008 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-108.)
 
Location.
Roby United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, October 14, 2019
2. Roby United Methodist Church Marker
39° 14.376′ N, 75° 30.816′ W. Marker is in Leipsic, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and 2nd Street on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dover DE 19901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Former site of Whitehall Plantation (approx. 2.3 miles away); Allee House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dover International Speedway (approx. 3.6 miles away); Octagonal School House (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dover Downs (approx. 3.9 miles away); Little Creek Hundred (approx. 4 miles away); Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 4 miles away); a different marker also named Little Creek Hundred (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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